Mike Posner Returns With “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” Single From New Album, Out Later This Year
Mike Posner has been one of my favorite artists for a very long time now, even before “Cooler Than Me” peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Top 100 back in 2010. I just wish he actually released music more than once every few years. I get it though, writing HITS for everyone else (Justin Bieber, Big Sean, Maroon 5) is a time consuming gig.
What most don’t know though, is that he actually finished two full albums with RCA Records that likely will never see the light of day – looks like we can forget about Pages. He’s since switched over to Island Records with a fresh, minimalist and more mature sound, which he introduces to us with his new single “I Took A Pill In Ibiza.” It kicks off with a simple, smooth beat and pure pop vibe that truly showcases his vocals.
“I took a pill in Ibiza to show Avicii I was cool” he begins. And it’s just the beginning of his revival in 2015, as he’s set to release a for now untitled album later this year, and I can’t wait.
When asked if he’s referencing an actual trip to Ibiza or just a metaphor for life as a pop star, Posner said it’s all true. “I told that story in the way I wanted to in the song,” he told The Huffington Post on a recent phone call from his Los Angeles studio.
“It’s not the job of the art to accommodate me and make me more money, make me more famous and get me more girls,” he said. “I think I was in that mindset after ‘Cooler Than Me’ came out. I started getting some of those things, and I thought, ‘How about if I get more?’ I think for a period of time I did think art was there to serve me, but it took me a minute to reset.”
Posner acknowledges his persona as a pseudo one-hit wonder in another wrenching line halfway through “Ibiza.” “I’m just a singer who already blew his shot/ I get along with old timers ’cause my name’s a reminder of a pop song people forgot.” And that’s actually how Posner viewed himself for a while.
“The irony of that line is that those lines have sort of earned me another shot, it seems,” he said. “You’re putting this song on your big website and you’re interviewing me right now about it. If a song about blowing your shot becomes popular, that’s really funny.”